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Irrigators ask judge to cut off water for salmon

(AP) — Water providers in California's Central Valley are asking a federal judge to stop releases of extra water intended to help salmon in the Klamath Basin survive the drought.

Xiong to hold meeting on planned Vallarta center

Fresno City Councilmember Blong Xiong will give residents in west Fresno  an opportunity Aug. 27 to chime in about the proposed Vallarta Supermarket planned in the area.

EPA to clean up Downtown Fresno site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will remove several underground tanks from a former gas station in downtown Fresno at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. 

Madera County tourism funding bolstered by tax renewal

Beginning in January, the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau in Oakhurst will kick off another ten years as one of several organizations in the Central Valley promoting tourism with funds generated by local lodges.

Distressed home sales dwindling in Madera Co.

Distressed home sales accounted for 9.4 percent of all home sales in California during July.Distressed home sales in the Valley dipped a little in July, even falling below 10 percent for the first time in Madera County.

Report: Visalia tops state for safe driving

Downtown VisaliaVisalia once again topped the state in terms of driver safety, according to a new report by Allstate Insurance Company.

Clovis pharmacy school begins instruction

Classes began today at the Central Valley's first college of pharmacy. The program is offered by Clovis' California Health Sciences University and has 76 students in its first cohort. 

Clovis college seeks industry feedback

The Institute of Technology in Clovis is seeking feedback from employers and industry experts during a presentation Oct. 3 focusing on future curriculum.

Chamber urges consumers to 'Shop Black' this week

The Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce is challenging Central Valley residents to spend more money with black-owned businesses this week.

Fresno shopping center sells for $8.05M

The Mission Village Shopping Center near Fashion Fair Mall in Fresno was sold to a Southern California investment company for $8.05 million.